I am Chris Hume, M.A., a conservative and Reformed Christian, writer, and preacher. I currently work in the restaurant industry and am also seeking to raise support as an evangelistic worker with the Reformed Evangelistic Fellowship. Born and raised in eastern Pennsylvania, I was converted to Christ at the age of 20 in March of 2007. Within a few months of my conversion, an evangelist named Rich Stevens introduced me to biblical evangelism and reformed theology. I soon began reading anything I could by the likes of Spurgeon, Edwards, and Whitefield. The doctrines of grace immediately resonated with me. By God’s grace, I knew that I was a hopeless, helpless wretch apart from Christ Jesus. Through the years, I have further developed my approach to ministry via seminary courses (Baptist Bible Seminary), personal study, discipleship, and numerous outreaches.
I earned the M.A. degree in Literature from Clarks Summit University (a Christian institution located in northeastern Pennsylvania). This program of study has helped me to think, write, and speak clearly and effectively about Christian and non-Christian worldviews through literary analysis. One of my favorite authors who deals with the Bible as a literary masterpiece is Leland Ryken. For an example of my view of literature from the Christian perspective, read my article, “The Value and Purpose of Literature.”
I am currently completing an M.B.A. degree (Wesley College) and a seminary degree in apologetics (Baptist Bible Seminary). My undergraduate degree is in history (17th century America and WWII are my favorite periods to study). I served four years in the U.S. Air Force (2011-2015). I currently live in central Delaware with my wife and five children. My writing is occasionally featured on Stored In My Heart and on Dr. Ken Gentry’s website (PostmillennialWordlview.com).
Why the name Reformed Hope? Dr. Richard Pratt put it best when he wrote:
We believe that the Lordship of Christ extends to all areas of life. Christ is Lord not only of the church; He is supreme over the family, the arts and sciences, and human society at large. For this reason, we do not withdraw from the world…As the Gospel spreads, believers are to transform their cultures to the honor and glory of God…We are to fill the earth, every aspect of the earth, with the knowledge of God our creator and redeemer, and thus fulfill the mandate given to Adam and Eve so long ago. (“Our Reformed Hope,” What is Reformed About Reformed Theological Seminary)
My hope is that Christ will indeed “reign until He has put all His enemies under His feet.” As the Gospel spreads, and individuals are saved, the culture will be changed. This will only be accomplished as biblical churches, by the power of the Holy Spirit, fulfill the Great Commission, teaching all nations to observe all that King Jesus commanded.